620 Christmas parcels for families in emergency situations
Under the motto “We have something to give”, volunteers of New Acropolis collected for families in emergency situations throughout Austria.
Parcels with a value of 16,000 euros is the great result of this year’s “shoebox campaign”. These one contain food, hygiene articles, but also small Christmas surprises for the children. Daily necessities that many families can no longer take for granted, especially in the current COVID crisis.
For more than 10 years, the “shoebox campaign” has been a fix part of the initiatives of New Acropolis Austria, for which philosophy means to engage in a practical way as well. But this year exceeded all expectations.
“I feel so much solidarity and willingness to engage for the weaker members of our society this year,” says Hannes Weinelt, director of the association.
Also, the cooperation with the 19 aid organisations, who are very happy about the unexpected support, worked particularly well. They ensure throughout Austria that the parcels reach those who need it most.